Linked by Neeraj Singh on Mon 23rd Apr 2007 19:02 UTC
Windows If you shout something loud enough and many people are saying it, does it become true? Some groups of people (include tech journalists and Linux advocates, such as Steven J. Vaughn-Nichols) have a psychological need to find Vista lacking. Mr. V-N has predicted that Vista will have all manner of problems, so his clear interest is to point out everything that is wrong with the OS. Who cares if he has to even make some stuff up?
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I bought a brand new Acer two weeks ago that came with Vista Home Basic.

It's an Athlon XP X2 4000+. Decent system all around, came with 512mb of RAM.

Vista took over two minutes to boot (and no, this was not "First boot"). The first bootup was a two hour ordeal (mostly due to crapware)...

When I finally cleared all the junk off, it still took almost two minutes to boot up to a usable desktop (meaning the hd wasn't grinding like it was about to explode anymore).

After trying out IE7 (I was going straight to d/l Firefox), while simultaneously trying to browse the control panel to get a feel for it, and my computer practically locking up trying to do both, I realized enough was enough.

Vista wasn't much prettier (after all, I guess my brand new computer just isn't powerful enough to render the awesomeness that is VISTA)

After fighting with it for a few hours, I tossed my Feisty RC install cd in. It installed in about 20 minutes. Updated in another 20 or so. And I was able to install codecs, Nvidia drivers, etc in another 20 or so.

In that hour I had everything working perfectly, quickly, and smoothly. My computer actually feels like MINE...Like I am in control. That's how it should be. How it was in win95 on my compaq 2200 with 16mb of RAM and 1.8gb hd! Wow that takes me back.

Point is, Linux is not perfect. But what Microsoft has done is release a product that is even farther from perfect. A product that many of us are learning to despise.

Largest OS maker in the world, with a monopoly that is consistently abuses, with tons of what are supposed to be the best and brightest...And they churn THIS out?

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